Thursday, April 19, 2007

"Jack Discovers Brad's Scheme"

I decided during today's episode that Lily and Daniel's internet porn storyline isn't the worst one on the show -- that honor belongs to the romance between Professor Adrian and Colleen. I don't find either one of those characters very compelling. On today's episode, Adrian revealed that he's received a job offer from some museum in France. It appeared that he was considering not taking the job because of Colleen. If I were in his shoes, I would so not stay in Genoa City for Colleen. She's too chunky. Didn't her mother, Tracy, tell her that the professor would leave her eventually? I guess she knew what she was talking about. But then at the end of the episode, Colleen decided that she wants to move to France with Adrian. My bet is that neither one of them moves to France.

I liked the lead storyline today, which was Jack finding out that Brad had bought up much of the Clear Springs property. I think Peter Bergman (JACK) is an excellent soap opera actor, and I'd say the only other actor on Y&R that I like as much as him is Eric Braeden (VICTOR). Today's performance by Jack has earned him the coveted 'Genoa City Limits Daily Actor Award'. Jack was in fine form, steamed at Brad as is often the case. I liked Jack's line to Brad today, "Name your price, Junior. We both know you have one." That was delivered especially well. Any storyline involving Jack and/or Victor can't be bad.

The actor that plays Nick, Joshua Morrow, has grown on me a bit. Overall I think he's a bit too stiff, not as natural as Jack or some of the other actors. But he's got a certain style that works. And when the writers give him a funny line, he's pretty darn good at delivering it. On today's episode, it was revealed that Brad's front for buying the property was a fake company that had a French name. Nick deadpanned, "I guess that his high school French finally paid off, huh?" That was my favorite line of the day.

It looks like Daniel is gonna get yelled at in the next episode by Neil, after Lily tells Neil what Daniel's been up to. I'm sure Neil is also mad at Daniel for telling Lily about the alcohol. If you ask me, that was a pretty bonehead move by Daniel (as seems to be par for the course for him). I guess he told Lily that to try to divert her attention away from the whole porn thing, but all it did was make her more upset. Who wants to make a bet as to how much longer it will be before Lily and Daniel get a divorce? My money is on August 11th.

Every once in a while, there will be a line that refers to something that happened in the past, when I wasn't watching the show. These lines almost always make me laugh, because they invariably refer to some ridiculous event. One example was "Remember the time we got locked inside that meat locker by Sheila and almost froze to death." Another example was "I've done the long distance relationship thing before, when J.T. got the record deal." I wish I lived in a soap opera -- their lives are so exciting. If I lived in a soap opera, I would be a famous author by now, I just know it!

Oh, and I would be remiss not to mention the final scene of the show, which was an absolute classic. Phyllis was confronting Brad, and Brad said to her, "What are you going to do, tell Victoria about me and Sharon?". Then the camera panned over to Victoria, who was standing right there in the doorway. Brad's got some 'splaining to do tomorrow.

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